Entertainment News
from the Week of April 18th, 2008

Now y’all know with me doing Rap City for eons, I got straight up retirement confessions on tape from Shaquille O’Neal, Too Short, Warren G, Scarface & the list goes on…and where are they now? Still on the court playing, and still recording albums in 2008. Retirement my a**!

Word on the street is that Beyonce, at age 26, is hanging up her wigs, and taking her newly married Rocafella gabillion dollar diamond wedding ring and retiring after she finishes recording what could be her final record. I say… HOGWASH.. or in a hood near you, BULL****!

Now, according to B’s cousin Angelica Knowles, Beyonce will be spending her days scouting talent for her new hubby Jay-Z’s upcoming label, The Carter Music Group. Beyonce’s first protégé is rumored to be an R&B artist named Chelsea Thomas. None of her representatives could be reached for comment.

Of course they couldn’t be reached…..don’t believe the hype y’all… they’re trying to hood wink us!

R&B singer & wannabe porn star, Ray J, has gone public with details of his romance with Whitney Houston in a new song, which also shot an arrow at ex-ball & chain, (cause she was wearing the pants) Bobby Brown.

Ray J dated Whitney, who is 17 years his senior, in early 2007, while Whitney was giving Bobby the legal boot. Now 27-year-old Ray J has used a song on his new album “All I Feel” to taunt Brown by insinuating his marriage to Houston failed as a result of his poor love-making techniques.

Now those are fighting words…

On the track “Boyfriend” he sings: “Is that your wife, is that your shorty? Well I’m her boyfriend… I think the problem is you don’t beat it right…making love is cool, just pull her hair sometimes.” Meanwhile, Brown has adopted a more laidback view of Ray J’s romance with Houston.

In his upcoming tell-all autobiography: “Being Bobby Brown: The Truth, The Whole Truth And Nothing But,” he breaks down his version of the affair. “For those of you who want to know, I’m aware of the fact that Whitney had been seeing Ray J, a very young R&B artist who is most famous for being the little brother of Brandy, the multi-platinum singing artist and TV star.”

He goes on. “Their relationship doesn’t bother me. She’s open to see whoever she wants to see, just like I can see who I want to see. I know the age difference between her and the little guy is 20 years, but to each his own. The only concern I had was how our daughter felt about the age difference. As long as she’s cool with it, it’s fine by me.”

Either way, Ray J got sloppy seconds…

It’s hard out here for a stylist. Freelance celebrity stylist Stacy Young filed a lawsuit against Foxx and his Foxxhole Records label in Los Angeles Superior Court recently.

Young claims that after she put her touches on making Jamie fresh to death for several high profile celebrity events, she still has lint in her pockets. She says that Jamie never paid up after she picked his wardrobe for the BET Awards in June 2006, and then again in July of the same year for a series of publicity events for his film Miami Vice.

Now if you’re like me, you are wondering how the hell you went from 2006 to 2008 & haven’t seen a dime of your money and NOW you want to raise up?

Young further complains that Jamie had agreed to pay her $2,850 a day for her services for the awards show and an additional $3,000 a day for what the court documents refer to as the “Miami Vice agreement.”

Young is looking to pocket an unspecified payment for services rendered and also for the work she turned down while she was employed by the star.

Hmm… her nuts must have really been stashed for the winter if she was turning down work for 2 years & hadn’t got paid…I’m just saying!

Filmmaker/playwright Tyler Perry has had to watch his back big time. It turns out he is being stalked day & night by some delusional feline who thinks she’s about to be Mrs. Perry.

In Tyler’s most recent letter to fans, he said that he has spent a considerable amount of time dealing with this stalker.

The letter states, “I’m trying to be careful how I say this without inciting this person, but I have a stalker,” he begins. “This person sends several hundred emails a day to my office and has planned our wedding and bought rings and such. She has showed up at my house several times. What’s crazy is I’ve never met this woman nor have I even responded to her emails. I’ve had to increase the guards at my house as well as travel with body guards and I hate that. I hate to have big guys following me around.”

Some folks would beg to differ about that last sentence, but I ain’t starting no stuff. Nevertheless, we all hope Tyler doesn’t have to call on Madea to whoop that a** & pull out her pistol!

Well, well, well, we knew it was coming…The Soul Train Music Awards have been canceled without explanation.

The brainchild of former Chicago DJ Don Cornelius, “Soul Train” was due to celebrate its 22nd award show this year. It was confirmed that the show would not go ahead as planned.

Now I ask you, is anyone surprised? The Soul Train Awards haven’t been the same since I danced on it with Heavy D in the 90’s! Lord kn